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Christopher Watson

Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania

My research interests have an emphasis on 'environmental geodesy’ – the use of space geodetic tools such as satellite altimetry, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and space gravity (GRACE) applied to global climate change and sea level studies, crustal strain and seismic deformation, and surface expression of mass loads. I lead a sub-facility in the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) that provides an Australian contribution to the ongoing calibration and validation of satellite altimetry via the NASA/CNES Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Space Geodesy, University of Tasmania


  • 2005 
    University of Tasmania, PhD